Sixty poetic monologues from Edgar Lee Masters signature masterpiece. Following the opener "The Hill," each poetic monologue is an epitaph of a dead citizen, delivered by the dead themselves. Some recite their histories and turning points, others make observations of life from the outside, petty ones complain of the treatment of their graves, and a few tell how they really died. Speaking without reason to lie or fear the consequences, they construct a picture of life in their town that is shorn of pretense. The interplay of various villagers forms a gripping, if not pretty, whole.
Holly Weber performs Emily Sparks, Margaret Fuller Slack, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Charles Bliss, Mary McNeely, Mrs. Kessler, Ami Green, Lucinda Matlock, and Lydia Humphrey.
Patricia Yeazell performs Mrs. Benjamin Pantier, Nellie Clark, Nancy Knapp, Georgine Sand Miner, Caroline Branson, Faith Matheny, and Zilpha Marsh.
Victoria Williams performs Minerva Jones, Julia Miller, Louise Smith, Pauline Barrett, Amelia Garrick, Elizabeth Childers, and Hannah Armstrong.
Aileen Suseck performs Sarah Brown, Dora Williams, Emily in "William and Emily," Mrs. George Reece, Lillian Stewart, Edith Conant, and Mabel Osborne.
Timothy Bourn performs Benjamin Pantier, Doc Hill, The Town Marshall, Blind Jack, Reverend Lemuel Wiley, Robert Davidson, Alexander Throckmorton, Bert Kessler, Abel Melveny, The Village Atheist, and Isaiah Beethoven.
Brandon Zimmermann performs Reuben Pantier, "Indignation" Jones, Zenas Witt, Herbert Marshall, William in "William and Emily," Francis Turner, Mickey M'Grew, Lambert Hutchins, Davis Matlock, Willie Pennington, and Elijah Browning.
Bob Gonzalez performs The Hill, Trainor the Druggist, Doctor Meyers, Fiddler Jones, Petit the Poet, Harmon Whitney, Oaks Tutt, Willie Metcalf, and Webster Ford.